From the Jewett:
The Jewett Art Gallery at Wellesley College is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by the artist Sarah Tortora.
Dates: March 13 to April 21, 2017
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun, 12pm-5pm
Fickle Ground will feature sculptural works exploring the authority of longevity present in classical forms of friezes, columns, and steles, and relegating their imposing militarism to the surface, like a Potemkin village. These works accept the premise that every equestrian monument has inevitably become a Trojan horse, and by passively consuming sculptural archetypes we passively place precedence on postured narratives of history.
Sarah Tortora (b.1988; New Haven, CT) is a visual artist currently working between New England and Indiana. She received an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013, and served as a Lecturer of Contemporary Art at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia while in attendance. Shortly after graduating, she attended residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo. In 2016, Sarah mounted solo exhibitions at GRIN Gallery (Providence, RI), Reynolds Fine Art (New Haven, CT), and CAS Arts Center (Livingston Manor, NY). She was the 2015-2016 Alice C. Cole ’42 Fellow in Studio Art at Wellesley College, and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in Sculpture at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
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